You are invited to Seren’s 30th Birthday Party

Seren would like to invite you to help celebrate 30 years of publishing.

We are having a street party here at Bridgend on the 1st October 2011.

There will be a slice of birthday cake and a soft drink for everyone, also a lucky dip – a free read on us!

Meet the editors and a few of the Seren authors. We will be selling Seren books at discounted prices. Special offers on a range of food all day from the deli based next door to Seren.

Please feel free to bring along family and friends – the more, the merrier.

Fixed Events throughout the day:

12pm-2pm: ‘Meet the Editor’ (Poetry, fiction and non-fiction). Get advice from Seren editors about your unpublished work – to book your 10 minute time slot please send your name and email address to – we will allocate a time for you. Spaces are limited!

12pm-1pm and 2pm-3pm: Open Mic slots. Sign up on arrival and read your poetry, fiction or sing some songs. Mike Jenkins and Robert Minhinnick will also be reading at Open Mic.

3pm: Guest of Honour Dannie Abse, to make a speech and a short reading.

Raffle tickets on sale throughout the day some great prizes to win including:

A set of six books from the Seren’s Mabinogion series. Signed by authors Owen Sheers, Russell Celyn Jones, Gwyneth Lewis, Niall Griffiths, Horatio Clare and Fflur Dafydd.

A signed copy of the Man Booker Prize 2011 long-listed title ‘The Last Hundred Days’ by Patrick McGuinness.

This event is supported by Literature Wales

This event coincides with Bridgend town’s annual ‘feastival’ – an alternative food festival


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